I'm still on a high from one of the most amazing weekends EVER! Nearly two full days with my niece and nephew was nothing short of spectacular. We went to the bike races, where my niece raced with gusto, coming in 8th in the under 5 category. My nephew, who was all gung ho earlier in the day, entered into the "I should be napping" pouts just minutes before the race started. No amount of encouraging would change his mind. Maybe next year. After some strolling through candy stores and wandering about Banff, I headed off to my officiating duties. I performed my lap counting well, even though in the last race - which is the highest category of racers, and the ones who should have the most expertise - I was 'nearly' taken out when they came far, far tooooo close to me in my little zone, clearly marked by pylons. My lap counter went flying! Not impressed even for a second but we managed to restore the situation, gathering my strewn number pages before they came around again. I should have added an extra 10 laps to the 50 they had to race for riding in such a sketchy fashion! At that point, however, the rain had started to pour down, so finishing was the only thing on everyone's mind.
Back at our place, we spent the evening and all day Sunday playing, and simply spending time together. Memories to treasure! Highlights galore - and I'll share some in the next short while. For now, because I'm running close to challenges closing (gee, what a surprise...me parachuting in last minute!!), and need to get to work early (supervising a Grade 12 Diploma exam - today and tomorrow morning, from 8 - 12), I'm sharing a card I created yesterday.
My colour and sketch inspiration come from FUSION: Home-made Flowers, Bright Colours and an Array of Possibilities,
The key image I chose fits into Addicted to CAS Challenge #40: Transport,
and the style from Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #99: Clean and Simple
Evidently, the bike races over the weekend had a direct influence on my card....
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